Future Places - LGC Awards 2020
This award is open to a single council or where appropriate a partnership of councils, or a council-owned company. Private sector partners can enter on a council’s behalf, with the permission of the council itself.
This award is for councils that have worked creatively with technology to make the area they serve more prosperous, ‘liveable’ and resilient in the face of likely social, economic, demographic, political or environmental trends.
The Future Places Award rewards councils who are using emerging technologies to work with partners and the public to make their areas more sustainable and/or healthier, less congested, more connected and prosperous.
Submissions should focus on:
- A clear view of the challenges faced in their local area;
- How the council and its partners are engaging with technology providers to find potential solutions or pursue opportunities;
- A description of how the solutions are working or will work;
- Clear evidence of impact or potential impact.
Award entries will be judged upon:
- The levels of creativity and ambition shown in the solution or solutions;
- The health of the partnership that the council has with technology providers;
- The clarity of the roadmap and any further evidence that shows how the particular challenges of the local area will be met or are being met;
- Evidence that the work in question could create jobs or demonstrate the capability of UK businesses in the global market.